34 posts tagged "Salvatore Ferragamo"
The windows of Ferragamo’s Fifth Avenue store were boarded up last night, but a few editors were allowed inside for a preview of the revamped two-floor flagship, which reopens to the public at 10 a.m. today. A label rep explained that the store’s 13-week renovation was an attempt to align its aesthetic with that of its creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, who was appointed in 2010, and to create a proper setting for the brand’s full line of ready-to-wear. Overall, the 20,000-square-foot space (which is Ferragamo’s largest, both in size and in revenue) has taken on a warm, more residential look compared to the previous stark white facade, with walnut wood floors, Venetian plaster, marble tabletops, and bamboo stone. Table sculptures and glass lamps were flown in from Italy, and the books that filled the bookshelves were curated by Giornetti himself. He wasn’t the only one to inject his personal touch. Wanda Ferragamo, Salvatore’s 90-year-old widow and the label’s steward (she still reports to Ferragamo’s palazzo headquarters daily), has taken a hands-on approach to the flagship’s redesign. She should be very pleased.
For the first time in history, the Louvre is opening up its doors for a runway show. In June, Salvatore Ferragamo is set to unveil its Resort collection on “a 400-foot runway under the archways of the Denon peristyle that frames the Louvre,” WWD reports. The grand affair will continue with a private dinner and tour of the museum. The fashion house has also been announced as the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming (March 29 to June 25) Louvre exhibition Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece.
A few photos of Gisele Bündchen’s Salvatore Ferragamo Spring ’12 ad campaign debuted at the end of December, but this morning the label released more images with the Brazilian beauty standing alongside model Noah Mills. (“I couldn’t see any other man standing by Gisele’s side, equaling her force and sensuality and maintaining her unaltered elegance,” Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti said in a statement released by the label today.) The two, photographed by Mikael Jansson, are pictured basking in the endless summer sun at Golden Eye Resort in Jamaica. Equally as radiant as their glowing tans are the vibrant colors Giornetti used for the Spring collection. Here, a few of the latest images.
“Ferragamo was my first big international campaign when I started modeling,” Elettra Wiedemann tells Style.com. “The house has always had special meaning for me.”
This week, she returns to the fold, serving as the exclusive model for the label’s online Fall 2011 trunk show, which marks the first time the Italian brand’s ready-to-wear offerings will be available on the Web. (Its current e-tail shop is accessories-only.) Wiedemann still remembers her first Ferragamo purchase. “I bought a pair of flats when I first started modeling to help my feet run around Milan and Paris to castings,” she says. This Friday, you can get your own—along with Fall’s houndstooth dresses, fur coats, glittering clutches, and more.
The Fall 2011 trunk sale begins this Friday, August 5, at trunkshow.ferragamo.com.
Edgardo Osorio, the designer behind the new shoe collection Aquazzura, knows the luxury market. He’s spent ten years working with Salvatore Ferragamo, René Caovilla, and Roberto Cavalli, where most recently he’s been directing all of the label’s shoes, on and off the runway. But he also knows that not everyone can manage the luxury price point and that the market sorely needs options between the mass and the luxe. The Colombian-born, Florence-based designer, who was raised between Miami and London, aims to fill the gap. His shoes come in cashmere suede and baby calf, tricked out with anklet-chain details and adjustable-strap closures for a perfect fit, but top out at around $450 a pair. No wonder Barneys has already expressed interest.